1. Barenaked Ladies Assembling Boxed Set

    December 19, 2008 12:12 PM EST After a tumultuous year, particularly for its two lead singers, Barenaked Ladies are understandably "looking forward to seeing the ass end of 2008," according to drummer Tyler Stewart -- and to a 2009 in which the Canadian quintet will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a boxed set…

  2. Aretha Franklin To Sing At Obama Inauguration

    December 18, 2008 12:55 PM EST Aretha Franklin will sing, the Rev. Rick Warren will pray and more than 11,000 U.S. troops will be watching over inauguration ceremonies in case of an attack during President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in on Jan. 20. As many as 4 million visitors are expected to be on hand when Obama…

  3. Blogger Pleads Guilty To Guns N' Roses Leak

    December 15, 2008 4:34 PM EST A man accused of leaking nine unreleased tracks from the Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" has pleaded guilty to a federal copyright violation. Kevin Cogill entered the plea this morning (Dec. 15) in a Los Angeles courtroom. Prosecutors accused him of leaking the album…

  4. Indie Stars Unite For AIDS Benefit Album

    December 15, 2008 12:01 PM EST Some of the biggest names in independent music have banded together to record exclusive songs for "Dark Was the Night," a double-disc album whose proceeds will benefit the Red Hot organization's work with AIDS research. In the works since 2006, the project is due Feb. 17 from…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert at New Yor 2006 - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell…

  6. Chart Beat: Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, T.I.

    December 11, 2008 12:29 PM EST CIRCUSES : Britney Spears has the highest-debuting song of her career, thanks to the No. 3 bow of “Circus” (Jive) on The Billboard Hot 100. This latest single wrests the title from Spears’ first chart entry, “…Baby One More Time,” which opened at No. 17 the week of Nov. 21, 1998. Those doing…

  7. Decemberists Back In 'Love' On New Album

    December 10, 2008 3:36 PM EST The Decemberists will return with another epic, story-driven album next spring in the form of "The Hazards of Love," due March 24 from Capitol. The narrative this time around concerns the trials and tribulations of Margaret, her lover William, the queen of a spooky forest and a rake…

  8. Joe Satriani Sues Coldplay For Plagiarism

    December 05, 2008 10:08 AM EST Rock guitarist Joe Satriani has sued British band Coldplay, accusing the Grammy-nominated stars of plagiarizing one of his songs. Satriani's copyright infringement suit, filed yesterday (Dec. 4) in Los Angeles federal court, claims the Coldplay song "Viva La Vida" incorporates …

  9. Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Already on track to have the best-selling album of 2008, rapper Lil Wayne leads the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards with eight, including album of the year and best rap album for "Tha Carter III," best rap song for "Lollipop" and best rap/sung collaboration…

  10. Live Earth India Canceled After Terror Attacks

    December 01, 2008 11:24 AM EST The Live Earth India concert, scheduled to be held in Mumbai on Sunday (Dec. 7), has been called off after terror attacks in India's financial capital killed nearly 200 people. Jon Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan were to share the stage at the event to raise…

  11. Nov 25th 2008

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST – Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde is shot dead in the early morning hours in Reynosa, Mexico. He is 27. Elizalde had just finished playing a concert at a palenque, and had entered his SUV when he was gunned down by more than 70 machine gun bullets. 2005 - Country music makes…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde is shot dead in the early morning hours in Reynosa, Mexico. He is 27. Elizalde had just finished playing a concert at a palenque, and had entered his S 2006 - Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde is shot dead in the early morning hours in…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is…

  14. Rock Radio In 'Love' With Incubus Album Track

    November 21, 2008 1:14 PM EST Last month, Epic senior VP of promotion Jacqueline Saturn was poring over airplay reports from Nielsen BDS when she noticed something strange. Apparently, KROQ Los Angeles had given eight spins to the Incubus song "Love Hurts," from an album that was nearing 2 years of age. Epic…

  15. Bon Jovi, Roger Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:43 PM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Earth India, to be held Dec. 7 at Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. Shiamak Davar, Farhan…

  16. Rock Radio In 'Love' With Incubus Album Track

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Last month, Epic senior VP of promotion Jacqueline Saturn was poring over airplay reports from Nielsen BDS when she noticed something strange. Apparently, KROQ Los Angeles had given eight spins to the Last month, Epic senior VP of promotion Jacqueline Saturn was poring over airplay reports…

  17. Bon Jovi, Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Eart Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such…

  18. Taylor Swift Notches Six Hot 100 Debuts

    November 20, 2008 1:43 PM EST T.I. begins a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, but the big story on the chart this week is Taylor Swift's six new entries, led by "White Horse" at No. 13. That song is her sixth top 20 debut of 2008…

  19. Taylor Swift Notches Six Hot 100 Debuts

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST T.I. begins a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, but the big story on the chart this week is Taylor Swift's six new entries, led by T.I. begins a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100…

  20. Metro Station / Oct. 29, 2008 / New York (Nokia Theatre)

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST From the New York stage, Trace Cyrus -- brother of Miley and son of Billy Ray -- seemed to clearly relish the success the group has reached in the past year. Metro Station played a small room in lower Just before playing commercial breakout "Shake It" at the end of Metro Station&…

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